Northpoint Elementary named National Blue Ribbon School

Northpoint Elementary School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. It is the second time in six years the school has been recognized with the honor.

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. made the announcement Wednesday at 1 p.m.

The school held an assembly Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. to make the announcement to students, and faculty.

“Today’s award is an affirmation for Northpoint and P-H-M School Corporation that our formula for success works,” said Penn Harris Madison School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Jerry Thacker in a press release. “The students are the focus of our Triangle. Their success is possible because they are encouraged and taught by excellent teachers and supported by their parents and families.”

Nine National Blue Ribbons have been awarded to P-H-M Schools. The tally includes Penn High School in 1994, 1995 and 2001; Discovery Middle School in 2006 and 2013; Prairie Vista in 1996 and 2015; and Northpoint Elementary School in 2010 and 2016.

The 279 public and 50 private schools named a National Blue Ribbon School will be honored at a ceremony in Washington DC on November 7 and 8.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.

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